Madeline (Helena Howard) is not a cat, nor is she a sea turtle. She's not quite yet a woman either. So who is she? Madeline is the daughter of an overbearing mother (Miranda July). Madeline is a teenager with a newfound curiosity for sex. Madeline is an actress, exploring, through her experimental theatre troupe, the correlation between art and life. Through her eyes, an experience unfolds, a blurry mix of whispers, childish laughter and endemic madness.